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Another year, another disappointing summer for former second-round draft pick Stephen Hill.
Once again, Hill seemed to finally be getting the hang of playing receiver in the NFL after a strong few spring practices. Despite getting more preseason snaps than any other receiver on the Jets, though, Hill has little production to speak of—just two catches for 29 yards, to be exact.
For Hill, the issue is no longer getting open. Rather, his inconsistent ability to reel in catchable passes has led to both quarterbacks showing a lack of trust in Hill.
After all, why put the success of a play in Hill's hands when Eric Decker's work just fine?
Because of his age (23), draft status and upside, Hill still stands a good chance to make the team over some of the other inexperienced receivers.
He will see the field this season for no other reason than the fact that there simply are not many reliable receivers on the team not named Decker or Jeremy Kerley.
However, the Jets will need to ease their sky-high expectations for Hill and come to the realization that he will likely never be the top-notch receiver they thought he would become after trading up to draft him in 2012.